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1
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5
1
Wednesday, July 5, 1978, 7:35PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 20,347, Time of Game: 2:18
Angels
1
42-39
 Lost 2 
2nd, ½ GB
at Royals
10
41-39
 Won 2 
4th, 1 GB
W: Dennis Leonard (8-11)
L: Nolan Ryan (3-7)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Angels          0  0  0   1  0  0   0  0  0    1  6  1
Royals          0  1  1   0  3  4   0  1  X   10 13  1

California Angels

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Rick Miller CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .275 .368 .367 .735 -0.008 0.83 0.065 -0.073 -0.0 6 1 GDP
Dave Chalk 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .261 .344 .293 .637 -0.108 0.87 0.000 -0.108 -1.0 1 1 GDP
Lyman Bostock RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .282 .336 .351 .687 0.017 0.65 0.045 -0.028 -0.2 6 0
Don Baylor DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .248 .331 .483 .814 0.034 0.79 0.071 -0.037 -0.0
Ron Jackson 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .315 .364 .455 .819 -0.031 0.87 0.003 -0.034 -0.1 2 2
Joe Rudi LF 4 0 0 1 0 1 4 .203 .251 .299 .551 -0.035 0.69 0.000 -0.035 -0.7 0 0
Ron Fairly 1B 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 .234 .301 .401 .702 -0.030 0.65 0.013 -0.043 -0.5 6 0
Brian Downing C 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 .232 .350 .325 .675 0.028 0.71 0.053 -0.024 -0.1 1 1
Jim Anderson SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .250 .308 .417 .724 -0.075 1.07 0.000 -0.075 -0.8 2 2
Nolan Ryan P 0 1
   Tom Griffin P 0 0
   Ken Brett P 0 1
Team Totals 31 1 6 1 2 3 33 .194 .242 .194 .436 -0.208 0.80 0.250 -0.457 -3.3 24 9
TB: L Bostock; D Baylor; R Miller; B Downing; R Jackson; D Chalk.
GIDP: D Chalk (3); R Miller (7).
RBI: J Rudi (24).
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
DP: 1. J Anderson-D Chalk-R Fairly.
E: J Anderson (1).
Outfield Assists: R Miller (P LaCock at 3rd base).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
George Brett 3B 4 2 2 0 1 0 5 .309 .356 .494 .850 0.124 0.65 0.124 0.000 1.1 0 3 2·SB
Hal McRae DH 4 3 2 3 1 0 5 .262 .319 .442 .762 -0.037 0.81 0.026 -0.063 2.1 HR,3B
Pete LaCock 1B 4 1 1 1 1 0 5 .239 .266 .409 .675 0.052 0.82 0.086 -0.034 1.2 10 0
Darrell Porter C 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .283 .376 .429 .805 0.046 1.30 0.118 -0.072 0.3 3 0 GDP
Clint Hurdle RF 3 0 1 2 0 1 4 .258 .352 .373 .725 0.060 0.80 0.083 -0.023 0.2 2 0 SF
Tom Poquette LF 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .206 .238 .338 .576 0.017 0.56 0.043 -0.026 -0.0 4 0 2B
   Willie Wilson LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .236 .305 .318 .622 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 -0.2 1 0
Amos Otis CF 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 .281 .366 .531 .897 -0.025 0.51 0.021 -0.046 0.7 3 0 HR
Freddie Patek SS 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .278 .341 .357 .698 0.101 0.48 0.111 -0.010 1.0 2 4 2B
Frank White 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .282 .328 .397 .725 -0.046 0.50 0.005 -0.050 -0.2 2 3
Dennis Leonard P 0 1
Team Totals 34 10 13 10 4 1 39 .382 .436 .676 1.112 0.292 0.70 0.617 -0.324 6.2 27 11
2B: T Poquette (8, off N Ryan); F Patek (15, off N Ryan).
3B: H McRae (4, off T Griffin).
HR: A Otis (12, off T Griffin, 6th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to LF); H McRae (10, off K Brett, 8th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to LF).
SF: C Hurdle (3, off N Ryan).
TB: H McRae 7; A Otis 4; F Patek 3; T Poquette 2; G Brett 2; F White 2; C Hurdle; D Porter; P LaCock.
GIDP: D Porter (7).
RBI: H McRae 3 (38); C Hurdle 2 (29); D Porter 2 (33); P LaCock (13); A Otis (42); F Patek (31).
2-out RBI: F Patek; C Hurdle; H McRae.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 5 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 2. D Leonard-F Patek-P LaCock; G Brett-F White-P LaCock.
E: P LaCock (3).
Baserunning
SB: G Brett 2 (13, 2nd base off N Ryan/B Downing 2).

California Angels

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Nolan Ryan, L (3-7) 5 8 5 5 3 1 0 4.27 24 29 -0.252 1.08 -2.6
Tom Griffin 0.1 4 4 4 0 0 1 4.93 5 0 0 -0.040 0.08 -3.4
Ken Brett 2.2 1 1 1 1 0 1 5.77 10 1 1 -0.001 0.01 -0.1
Team Totals 8 13 10 10 4 1 2 11.25 39 29 1 1 -0.293 0.70 -6.2

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dennis Leonard, W (8-11) 9 6 1 1 2 3 0 3.78 33 72 0.207 0.80 3.3
Team Totals 9 6 1 1 2 3 0 1.00 33 72 0.207 0.80 3.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Russ Goetz, 1B - Nick Bremigan, 2B - Dale Ford, 3B - Joe Brinkman.
Time of Game: 2:18.
Attendance: 20,347.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Night.

Starting Lineups

California Angels         Kansas City Royals
1 Rick Miller CF 1 George Brett 3B
2 Dave Chalk 2B 2 Hal McRae DH
3 Lyman Bostock RF 3 Pete LaCock 1B
4 Don Baylor DH 4 Darrell Porter C
5 Ron Jackson 3B 5 Clint Hurdle RF
6 Joe Rudi LF 6 Tom Poquette LF
7 Ron Fairly 1B 7 Amos Otis CF
8 Brian Downing C 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Jim Anderson SS 9 Frank White 2B
Nolan Ryan P Dennis Leonard P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b5 2-1 1 123 RR KCR D. Porter N. Ryan 12% 92% Single to RF; Brett Scores; McRae Scores; LaCock to 3B
b2 0-0 2 --3 R KCR F. Patek N. Ryan 11% 65% Double to RF; Poquette Scores
t5 1-2 1 1-- OO CAL R. Miller D. Leonard 7% 71% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
t4 0-2 0 1-- CAL D. Baylor D. Leonard -7% 62% Single to CF; Bostock to 2B
b3 1-0 2 12- RO KCR C. Hurdle N. Ryan 7% 74% Single to CF; Brett Scores; LaCock out at 3B/CF-3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- CAL R. Miller D. Leonard -4% 46% Walk
t1 0-0 0 1-- O CAL D. Chalk D. Leonard 3% 50% Flyball: LF
t1 0-0 1 1-- O CAL L. Bostock D. Leonard 2% 52% Flyball: CF; Miller to 2B
t1 0-0 2 -2- O CAL D. Baylor D. Leonard 3% 55% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Angels' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- KCR G. Brett N. Ryan 4% 58% Single to LF
b1 0-0 0 1-- O KCR H. McRae N. Ryan -3% 55% Flyball: RF
b1 0-0 1 1-- KCR P. LaCock N. Ryan 2% 57% Brett Steals 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- O KCR P. LaCock N. Ryan -3% 53% Groundout: 3B-1B
b1 0-0 2 -2- O KCR D. Porter N. Ryan -3% 50% Groundout: P-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 0.
Top of the 2nd, Angels Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O CAL R. Jackson D. Leonard 2% 52% Flyball: LF
t2 0-0 1 --- O CAL J. Rudi D. Leonard 2% 54% Flyball: CF
t2 0-0 2 --- CAL R. Fairly D. Leonard -1% 53% Walk
t2 0-0 2 1-- O CAL B. Downing D. Leonard 2% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Angels' Nolan Ryan facing 5-6-7
b2 0-0 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle N. Ryan -2% 53% Strikeout Looking
b2 0-0 1 --- KCR T. Poquette N. Ryan 4% 57% Double to LF
b2 0-0 1 -2- O KCR A. Otis N. Ryan -3% 54% Flyball: RF; Poquette to 3B
b2 0-0 2 --3 R KCR F. Patek N. Ryan 11% 65% Double to RF; Poquette Scores
b2 1-0 2 -2- O KCR F. White N. Ryan -3% 62% Single to SS; Patek out at Hm/SS-C-3B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 1.
Top of the 3rd, Angels Batting, Behind 0-1, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 9-1-2
t3 0-1 0 --- O CAL J. Anderson D. Leonard 3% 64% Flyball: LF
t3 0-1 1 --- CAL R. Miller D. Leonard -3% 61% Single to LF
t3 0-1 1 1-- OO CAL D. Chalk D. Leonard 6% 67% Ground Ball Double Play: 3B-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 1-0, Angels' Nolan Ryan facing 1-2-3
b3 1-0 0 --- KCR G. Brett N. Ryan 3% 70% Single to CF
b3 1-0 0 1-- O KCR H. McRae N. Ryan -3% 68% Flyball: CF
b3 1-0 1 1-- KCR P. LaCock N. Ryan 3% 71% Single to CF; Brett to 2B
b3 1-0 1 12- O KCR D. Porter N. Ryan -4% 67% Flyball: RF
b3 1-0 2 12- RO KCR C. Hurdle N. Ryan 7% 74% Single to CF; Brett Scores; LaCock out at 3B/CF-3B
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 0, Royals 2.
Top of the 4th, Angels Batting, Behind 0-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 3-4-5
t4 0-2 0 --- CAL L. Bostock D. Leonard -4% 69% Single to CF
t4 0-2 0 1-- CAL D. Baylor D. Leonard -7% 62% Single to CF; Bostock to 2B
t4 0-2 0 12- O CAL R. Jackson D. Leonard 1% 63% Foul Popfly: 1B; Bostock to 3B; Baylor to 2B
t4 0-2 1 -23 RO CAL J. Rudi D. Leonard 2% 65% Groundout: SS-1B; Bostock Scores
t4 1-2 2 -2- O CAL R. Fairly D. Leonard 4% 69% Groundout: SS-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Angels' Nolan Ryan facing 6-7-8
b4 2-1 0 --- O KCR T. Poquette N. Ryan -2% 67% Flyball: CF
b4 2-1 1 --- O KCR A. Otis N. Ryan -1% 66% Groundout: 3B-1B
b4 2-1 2 --- O KCR F. Patek N. Ryan -1% 64% Popfly: SS
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 1, Royals 2.
Top of the 5th, Angels Batting, Behind 1-2, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 8-9-1
t5 1-2 0 --- CAL B. Downing D. Leonard 0% 64% E3 on Foul Ball
t5 1-2 0 --- CAL B. Downing D. Leonard -5% 59% Single to LF
t5 1-2 0 1-- O CAL J. Anderson D. Leonard 5% 64% Lineout: SS
t5 1-2 1 1-- OO CAL R. Miller D. Leonard 7% 71% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Angels 1, Royals 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 2-1, Angels' Nolan Ryan facing 9-1-2
b5 2-1 0 --- O KCR F. White N. Ryan -2% 69% Flyball: CF
b5 2-1 1 --- KCR G. Brett N. Ryan 2% 72% Walk
b5 2-1 1 1-- KCR H. McRae N. Ryan 2% 73% Brett Steals 2B
b5 2-1 1 -2- KCR H. McRae N. Ryan 1% 75% Walk
b5 2-1 1 12- KCR P. LaCock N. Ryan 5% 80% Walk; Brett to 3B; McRae to 2B
b5 2-1 1 123 RR KCR D. Porter N. Ryan 12% 92% Single to RF; Brett Scores; McRae Scores; LaCock to 3B
b5 4-1 1 1-3 RO KCR C. Hurdle N. Ryan 1% 93% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; LaCock Scores
b5 5-1 2 1-- O KCR T. Poquette N. Ryan -1% 93% Popfly: SS
3 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 1, Royals 5.
Top of the 6th, Angels Batting, Behind 1-5, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 2-3-4
t6 1-5 0 --- O CAL D. Chalk D. Leonard 2% 94% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 1-5 1 --- O CAL L. Bostock D. Leonard 1% 95% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 1-5 2 --- O CAL D. Baylor D. Leonard 1% 96% Lineout: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 1, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-1, Angels' Tom Griffin facing 7-8-9
Tom Griffin replaces Nolan Ryan pitching
b6 5-1 0 --- R KCR A. Otis T. Griffin 2% 98% Home Run
b6 6-1 0 --- KCR F. Patek T. Griffin 0% 98% Single to RF
b6 6-1 0 1-- KCR F. White T. Griffin 0% 98% Single to RF; Patek to 2B
b6 6-1 0 12- O KCR G. Brett T. Griffin 0% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Patek to 3B; White to 2B
b6 6-1 1 -23 RR KCR H. McRae T. Griffin 1% 100% Triple to RF; Patek Scores; White Scores
Ken Brett replaces Tom Griffin pitching
b6 8-1 1 --3 R KCR P. LaCock K. Brett 0% 100% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); McRae Scores
b6 9-1 1 1-- OO KCR D. Porter K. Brett -0% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
4 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Angels 1, Royals 9.
Top of the 7th, Angels Batting, Behind 1-9, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 5-6-7
Willie Wilson replaces Tom Poquette playing LF batting 6th
t7 1-9 0 --- CAL R. Jackson D. Leonard -0% 99% Single to LF
t7 1-9 0 1-- O CAL J. Rudi D. Leonard 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t7 1-9 1 1-- O CAL R. Fairly D. Leonard 0% 100% Flyball: RF
t7 1-9 2 1-- O CAL B. Downing D. Leonard 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 1, Royals 9.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 9-1, Angels' Ken Brett facing 5-6-7
b7 9-1 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle K. Brett -0% 100% Flyball: CF
b7 9-1 1 --- O KCR W. Wilson K. Brett -0% 100% Flyball: RF
b7 9-1 2 --- KCR A. Otis K. Brett 0% 100% Walk
b7 9-1 2 1-- O KCR F. Patek K. Brett -0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 1, Royals 9.
Top of the 8th, Angels Batting, Behind 1-9, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 9-1-2
t8 1-9 0 --- O CAL J. Anderson D. Leonard 0% 100% Strikeout
t8 1-9 1 --- O CAL R. Miller D. Leonard 0% 100% Flyball: LF
t8 1-9 2 --- CAL D. Chalk D. Leonard -0% 100% Single to LF
t8 1-9 2 1-- O CAL L. Bostock D. Leonard 0% 100% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Angels 1, Royals 9.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 9-1, Angels' Ken Brett facing 9-1-2
b8 9-1 0 --- O KCR F. White K. Brett 0% 100% Flyball: RF
b8 9-1 1 --- O KCR G. Brett K. Brett 0% 100% Flyball: RF
b8 9-1 2 --- R KCR H. McRae K. Brett 0% 100% Home Run
b8 10-1 2 --- O KCR P. LaCock K. Brett 0% 100% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 1, Royals 10.
Top of the 9th, Angels Batting, Behind 1-10, Royals' Dennis Leonard facing 4-5-6
t9 1-10 0 --- O CAL D. Baylor D. Leonard 0% 100% Strikeout Looking
t9 1-10 1 --- O CAL R. Jackson D. Leonard 0% 100% Flyball: RF
t9 1-10 2 --- O CAL J. Rudi D. Leonard 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Angels 1, Royals 10.

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